Orchestrating connection between object and body, Anna Varendorff creates sites of interaction both physical and perceptual. The precision and geometric lines of her work delineate their surroundings, and playfulness is encouraged by the abstract nature of the forms.
Varendorff explores demarcation; objects sharing space with the body, materials acting simultaneously and in conjunction, perceptual shifts between the two and three dimensional.
Anna Varendorff is currently completing a Masters in Fine Art at Monash University, Melbourne. Varendorff has exhibited extensively both locally and abroad. Recent solo exhibitions include; Sort of Free Objects, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane, 2014; Line Horizon, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne, 2013; Things to Play With, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; Material Contrasts, Ari Jewellery, Brisbane, 2012; Transference, Platform Art Space, Brisbane, 2010; Insect-aside, Artisan, Brisbane, 2008; and Flight, Craft Queensland, Brisbane, 2005. Group exhibitions include Slip, Anna Pappas Gallery, 2014; Brunswick Lakes, Cecilia Fox, Melbourne, 2014; 6 Jewellers 6 Ways, Ari Jewellery, Brisbane, 2013; Made II, SGAR Artrooms, Brisbane, 2012; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor | 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories, National Touring Exhibition (ongoing), 2011; Studio Apartment, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne, 2011; Teawares, Jam Factory Centre for Craft and Design, Adelaide, 2010; Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2008; Maria Del Rosario, Artisan, Brisbane, 2008; and Unleashed, Craft Queensland, Brisbane, 2006. Public artworks include PLATFORM 2009-2012, Museum of Brisbane; Monstrance and Tabernacle, Australian Catholic Church, Brisbane, 2008 and Urban Pillars Public Sculpture, Brisbane City Council, 2007.